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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Gillman, Jackson Halloween Silly Willies Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Other
Songs and stories to tickle your funny-bone without scaring anyone. A highly visual, energetic and interactive show with all the typical Halloween ingredients, but all in light-hearted fun. Maggie Hanelt, of Truro Public Library reports - Children and adults received your presentation with enthusiasm and appreciation. The audience members gave me a lot of positive feedback about what a lively and talented performer you are.
$351- $500
TheatreworksUSA, - Living Voices Productions' THE NEW AMERICAN History,
Media- Video,
Performing Arts- Theater
Hard times in Europe in the early 1900s forced many people to pull up their roots, and set out for a new life in America. This is the story of one of these immigrants, an Irish girl named Bridget, whose first steps in America took her through Ellis Island to New York's Lower East Side.
$501- $1000
Smith, Joy Down by the Riverside - Stories of the Rivers of the World Nature- Other,
Nature- Animals,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
The largest river in the world is the Nile but the deepest is the Amazon. The Mississippi River is the heart of many rivers and a mecca of different kinds of people and animals who live all up and down it. Join Joy as she explores tales and songs about the magic of rivers all over the world. Stories: The River That Gave Gifts, Yemoja and Ogun, Siddhartha, Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind Crockett, The Fish at Dragon’s Gate, The Dreaming Tree
$351- $500
Clive, Young, The History of Rock Concerts History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Clive Young has been a concert industry journalist for more than 15 years, so The History of Rock Concerts offers an insider’s view of how rock concerts grew from Elvis performing in hayfields to the multi-million-dollar spectacles that the Rolling Stones and Madonna present today. Weaving facts, humorous anecdotes, video and PowerPoint together, this program highlights how concerts, like rock music, have always changed to reflect the times.

Special attention is paid to

  • The Beatles’ 1965 concert at Shea Stadium
  • Woodstock and its tragic sequel, Woodstock 1999
  • The epic charity event, Live Aid
  • The first rock concert
  • The top 10 biggest music events ever
  • How MTV influenced the modern rock show
  • Why tickets cost so much today
  • How a show is produced
  • Hearing protection tips

    As an added bonus, concert earplugs and hearing conservation pamphlets are provided free for all attendees to take home.

    EXCLUSIVE: While this program features considerable performance footage, The History of Rock Concerts features two video documentaries that are exclusive to this program, showing life behind-the-scenes on recent tours by Fleetwood Mac and The Who. These films can not be seen anywhere else!

  • $201- $350
    Kumalo, Robbi Osebo's Drum Multicultural- Other,
    Music,
    Performing Arts- Storytelling
    This is a wonderful storytelling performance for African-American History Month as well as all year round! Multiple Parents’ Choice Award winning storyteller Robbi K's spirit is clearly contagious, and the entire audience is soon singing and clapping along with the telling of how the turtle got its shell. Movement, singing and chanting set the scene for Robbi to unfold this amusing traditional tale of a little turtle who outwits the fierce leopard and is rewarded with a shell. Robbi moves about constantly, appealing to the audience as she acts out the many characters. This program can also include an African percussionist, budget permitting.
    $501- $1000
    Gertsacov, Adam Acme Miniature Flea Circus Performing Arts- Clowning,
    Performing Arts- Other,
    Science
    The Acme Miniature Flea Circus is an authentic Victorian style flea circus that features Midge and Madge, trained fleas, who perform Spectacular Circus Stunts As Seen Before (and on top of) The Crowned Heads of Europe. The show was deemed one of the top shows at the Minnesota Fringe, Montreal Fringe, Piccolo Spoleto, San Francisco Fringe, and many others. The Los Angeles Times said: -'Professor Gertsacov has the audience (and the performers) in the palm of his hand.' Many other quotes and a video, are available at http://www.trainedfleas.com.
    $501- $1000
    Whitcomb-May, Andrea Greta Garbage Many Stories Many Worlds Nature- Environment,
    Performing Arts- Puppetry,
    Performing Arts- Storytelling
    Super star vocabulary words Reduce, Reuse & Recycle open up a world of stories with an entertaining look at the environment & the multifaceted topic of garbage! Stories even include garbage archeology & history. Using storytelling, puppets, and a bit of music Greta begins this journey traveling to Egypt, London, then west across the globe to return home where puppets Jasmine & Tessy present their audience driven show.
    $101- $200
    Crocker, Keith THE FANTASTIC ANIMATION FESTIVAL - Cartoons from the Cinema to the early days of Television Media- Film,
    Performing Arts- Clowning,
    Visual Arts- Cartooning
    Folks, this a first as far as my presentations go. Here is another delightful program that you can bring the whole family to. Watch as I recount the history of animation and cartoons from the earliest days of the cinema to it's glory days on National TV syndication which in turn resulted in made for TV cartoons. The highlight of this program includes a 16mm film presentation of classic animation made for the movie houses and cartoons made for TV. Come and see your favorites, from Porky Pig and Elmer Fudd to Huckleberry Hound and The Pink Panther, this is a program that will not disappoint the young and old alike. Book early, this program will move like a hot cake.
    $101- $200
    Encore Performing Arts, Inc. GERALD FIERST, STORYTELLER Literature- Creative Writing,
    Multicultural- Other,
    Performing Arts- Storytelling
    One of America’s foremost storytellers recreates tales from all over the world, bringing life to his characters and painting pictures with his words. His vast repertoire can be focused to any age and any theme—including Stories From Around the World, Legacy of Courage(Tales from the Holocaust, African and Native American Histories), Jewish Tales, Spooks and Ghosts, From Aesop to Zeus, and Various Holiday Themes. Also interactive prgorams Think it Write It bringing stories to life, and Create-A-Tale learn to tell and take stories home. Special programs can sometimes be created upon request. In addition to the performance, Mr. Fierst can conduct Whole Language workshops in storytelling, process writing or creative dramatics. Children will discover the structure of a story, including character, action, conflict and resolution. Gerald Fierst is a storyteller, writer and teacher with a B.A. from Yale University and certification as a Performing Artist in the Schools from Teachers College, Columbia University. He has presented performances and workshops all over the country at festivals, schools, museums, synagogues, theatres and recreation centers. He is a master of his art, and presents a stimulating performance for all ages!
    $351- $500
    Encore Performing Arts, Inc. THE OKRA DANCE COMPANY Multicultural- Other,
    Performing Arts- Dance
    Dance performances of various cultures around the world, with an emphasis on the African American Heritage. Workshops and residencies can also be arranged. Programs available include:

    • AMERICAN DANCE FROM AFRICA TO BROADWAY, which takes the audience on a fun-filled journey through the evolution of popular American dance from its African roots and European influences to soft shoe, tap, minstrel, and social dancing, culminating with the Broadway and club dances of today.

    • JOURNEY INTO AFRICA takes a fascinating excursion from Senagal to Soweto through the traditional rhythms, songs, instruments, and dances that are an integral part of everyday African life. Two dancers plus a musician offer an authentic presentation of a culture that has profoundly influenced us all.

    • DANCE, DANCE, DANCE tours Africa, Poland, Asia, the Caribbean and other nations around the world through the social dances that reflect each culture. Two versatile dancers perform the African Yambala, Chinese Sword Dance, Israeli Dodi-Li, Tango, Polka, Waltz, Jitterbug and more in a fast-paced, colorful production.

    • RHYTHM DANCES FROM AROUND THE WORLD continues the journey to different countries around the world, including dances from Mexico, Greece, Hawaii, Italy, Japan, and the Caribbean.

    $501- $1000
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